Liz Lawes

Research Assistant Entomology and Insectary

Liz works in the DEFRA quarantined Entomology and Insectary Facility and helps to maintain invertebrate species and plant pathogens.

Most of the invertebrate species she is responsible for are major crop pests, such as various aphid and leafhopper species, the diamondback moth, grey field slugs and the cabbage stem flea beetle.

She ensures that insect stock colonies are well-maintained and free from other pests and pathogens, and supports researchers who are using the insectary, allowing the facility to run smoothly.